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Empowering Words Painted on Wall in Bedroom

6th Jun 2017

Words can motivate, inspire and empower. This mural was painted in a baby room but could just as easily have been painted in an older child or teen bedroom. Surrounding ourselves with positive words can uplift as well as infuse […]

Corporate Wall Art – Painted Company Logo on Walls

4th Apr 2017

Corporate murals can be painted to match your company’s colors, branding, mission statement, and office decor. Logos painted on walls in an office lobby, reception area, or waiting room can really make a statement and add a cohesive element to […]

Small Dog Big Adventures – Book

16th Mar 2017

A fun, easy-to-read, nonfiction book called Small Dog, Big Adventures: Meet Lucie – My First Pet Ever! This book was written and illustrated by Colette Stroffolino. Colette painted all the murals on this site and her little Chihuahua, Lucie used […]

Dinosaur Mural in Boys Bedroom – Video

10th Aug 2016

Experience what if feels like to walk into a room painted with a dinosaur wall mural. Thinking about decorating a boys bedroom with dinosaur room decor? Have a mural painted to match your dinosaur accessories. Here’s how it works…   […]

Castle Wall Mural – Video

9th May 2016

This Castle Wall Mural was originally painted for a baby girl nursery. The color scheme was burgundy, deep green and dusty blue. The castle mural is painted in a soft, watercolor style. The baby was named Madison so we painted […]

Rainbow Mural in Small Bedroom – Video

6th May 2016

Painting a mural can make a small room appear larger! After driving to my client’s home I met briefly with Scarlett and her mom.   We went over the best room layout and a list of Scarlett’s favorite things.   […]

How to Paint Cement Stones – Video

30th Apr 2016

What do you do when your cement walkway or the concrete next to your pool starts to have stress cracks? …or stains? Paint stones on cement of course! This video shows how to paint on cement. I  hand-painted the concrete […]

Welcome to Outer Space – Video

19th Nov 2015

Experience how it feels to walk into a room with a space mural painted on the ceiling and walls. Think about decorating a boys bedroom with space and planets room decor and have something painted to match your space accessories. […]

Winnie the Pooh Wall Mural

19th Nov 2015

Are you thinking of decorating your baby nursery with Winnie the Pooh themed room decor? You have to see this wall mural. The characters look exactly like they walked right out of the story book. There is a tree painted […]

Outdoor Wall Mural – Casita de la Paz

17th Nov 2015

This outdoor wall mural was painted on an exterior wall – The entry to a guesthouse. Painting an exterior wall that faces a pool, patio or a yard can really make a difference. My client wanted to make the patio […]

Inspirational Tree of Life

16th Nov 2015

Sometimes we need a little inspiration to stay Motivated at Work. My wonderful client had a clever idea that combined her own personal style with words that inspire… and art. She loved the color red so had one wall in […]

Colorful Painted End Table in Family Room

17th Oct 2015

Who loves unique and colorful room accents? My client had just purchased 2 old end tables that had a lot of character. She wanted to add a little fun to her family room and called me to make a little […]

Race Car Mural in Progress – Video

16th Oct 2015

Thinking of getting a race car mural painted in your son’s bedroom? Watch this race car theme mural in progress. Video shows the whole mural process: the beginning rough sketch a chalk and pencil drawing on the wall the painted […]

Boys Room Wall Mural – Race Car, Sports, Space

15th Oct 2015

Get your son’s favorite things painted on his bedroom walls. This multi-themed wall mural was painted for a 4-year-old boy. His favorite things are: outer space and planets golf formula one race cars soccer Hmmm…I wonder how all of these […]

How to Remove Old Contact Paper

14th Oct 2015

Has anyone ever tried to remove old contact paper from a shelf? It can be really difficult to remove shelf paper that has been sticking for a long time. Here is a handy tip for easy contact paper removal. Using […]

Strawberry Wall Border in Kitchen

13th Oct 2015

Who Loves Strawberries? I had such a wonderful day creating this strawberry wall border in Santa Clarita, Ca. My client had been wanting to do some creative painting in her home for years and we came up with the most […]

Pink Butterfly Nursery

15th Aug 2015

Butterflies painted on the walls of this baby nursery are adorable. These new parents wanted to keep their wall decor simple and  sweet for their first baby girl. I painted pink butterfly silhouettes. The butterflies look like they are flying […]

Painted Names on Wall

14th Aug 2015

Thinking of having your child’s name painted on the wall of their bedroom? Since two sisters are going to share this room, my client wanted the names painted both above the crib and above the twin size bed. I centered […]

Batman Wall Mural

4th Aug 2015

Does your child love Batman? Ethan does! …and he is one lucky boy. His bedroom is decorated with Batman room decor and… … he loves sleeping in his big kid room at night with his very own batman painted on […]

Painted Cabinets in Preschool

25th Jul 2015

Custom Hand-Painted Cabinets in a Sherman Oaks, CA Preschool Preschool cabinets had a brown, dated, corkboard covering on all doors that spanned the length of 2 classrooms. I forgot to take a complete before picture but did get a photo […]

Painted Teddy Bear Mural in Baby Nursery

25th Jul 2015

Here’s the Story… This custom hand-painted teddy bear wall mural was painted to match bedding and incorporate a sports theme into a baby nursery for some first-time parents. I love painting nurseries. I get to create a special environment for […]

Toy Chest Mural in Child Dentistry

24th Jul 2015

Mural of a Toy Chest painted in a Dental Exam Room for Kids This Dental Office has a lot of children as patients. The Doctor wanted to make the space more fun so her children patients could relax while she […]

Tooth Fairy Wall Mural

24th Jul 2015

How do you make a trip to the dentist more pleasant for kids? Go to a dentist with a tooth fairy mural hand-painted on the walls of the children’s dental exam room! Tooth Fairy Mural (This tooth fairy mural was […]

It’s Raining Ballet Shoes! – Ballet Tree Mural

24th Jul 2015

Dance ballerina, Dance! This teenager puts in a lot of practice and has the worn pointe shoes to prove it. She thought up the most clever way to display them… Wall Murals by Colette: Ballerina Tree I painted this black […]

Moon and Stars Mural in Baby Nursery

24th Jul 2015

Decorating a nursery for a new baby is so much fun! Are you thinking about a moon and stars theme for your baby room? Moon and Stars Mural in Nursery This mural was painted in Burbank, CA The couple was […]

Painted Walking Cane

22nd Jul 2015

Polka Dot Walking Cane My friend, Emily, is such a sweetheart. I love visiting her. She is in her 90’s, fully able to live on her own, is lively, quick witted and always smiling. She is my hero! Recently she […]

Flag Wall Mural in Progress

22nd Jul 2015

I love America! …and so does this teenager who wanted a huge flag mural painted in his room. See the before, in progress and finished mural photos (below). This mural was painted in Encino, California. What client asked for: This […]

Kitchen Ceiling Painted to Look Like the Sky

22nd Jul 2015

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a home. See pictures (below) of an old, drop down ceiling with fluorescent lighting, being updated to recessed lighting….And then, the magic of a hand-painted sky. Wow – What an […]